A Chromebase is perfect if you have little desktop space

If you’re new to Chrome OS then you’ve most likely not heard of the Chromebase before. This is understandable because the Chromebook is by far the most popular Chrome OS device. After that, you’ve got the Chromebox, which is a great way of getting Chrome OS set up in an office environment.

I’ve never really taken much notice of the Chromebase until now. The main reason for this is because previous models were low on specs and looked cheap. The latest Chromebase from Acer not only looks great it comes with all the performance you need now and in the future.

If you’ve very little desk space or you prefer to have a minimalist looking office. Then the Chromebase is a perfect choice. It’s an all in one computer where the processor, RAM and storage and all the other components are built into the display.

THE ACER CHROMEBASE LOOKS GREAT

Not everyone is too bothered about how a computer looks whilst for others it’s an important factor. For me, I fall into the latter because although you want a computer to perform. I like working with equipment that looks the part. It just makes you feel much better when you’re surrounded by cool-looking technology.

This is the first thing you’ll notice about the Chromebase from Acer. I can imagine how cool it would look on my desk. If you’re familiar with the Apple Mac. It looks very similar in design and would look great even on a small desk. This makes it perfect if you’ve little desktop space.

Unlike previous Chromebases the display is nice and slim. It also looks like an expensive computer, which is something previous devices did not offer.

YOU’RE GETTING A HUGE TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY

Another great thing about the Chromebase is the display. A touchscreen display is still relatively difficult to get at a decent price. Most of the decent models only offer a display size of about 15-inches. Any display with a built-in touchscreen above this size offer awful visuals or are extremely expensive.

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The Acer Chromebase with its 23.8-inch touchscreen offers a Full HD resolution of 1,920 by 1,080. It also boasts an IPS panel, which is essential to get a decent image. It not only makes the images stand out and offers more vibrant colours. You can also have multiple people looking at the display from different angles without the image looking poor.

Android Apps, which are best used with a touchscreen will be much more engaging on the 23.8-inch display than they would on a laptop. Another reason why I think the Acer Chromebase would be a welcome addition to any office setup.

IT OFFERS ENOUGH PERFORMANCE TO BE FUTURE PROOF

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a huge rise in Chromebooks offering higher spec processors. For some people this is necessary, but for the majority of users, you can still do everything you need without having the latest Intel i7 processor. It’s what makes Chrome OS great. You can get all the performance you need without spending too much on top of the range specs.

The Acer Chromebase offers an Intel i3 processor, which is more than enough for most tasks you’ll carry out on a Chrome OS computer. You’ll easily be able to surf the internet, use social media, stream HD movies and use all of the Android Apps available in the app store without any issues.

It also comes with 8GB of RAM, which is a huge amount of RAM for a Chrome OS device. Although you may not need this amount of RAM now. It’s good to see they’ve gone with this because it does mean the Chromebase is future proof. The 128GB of storage also means you’ll be able to install plenty of Android apps and still have plenty of room left over for other files. However, I’d recommend saving your files in the cloud where possible.

CONCLUSION

If you’re looking to buy a Chrome OS desktop computer and the Chromebox isn’t for you. Then I’d definitely recommend taking a look at the Acer Chromebase.

I currently use an Asus Chromebox 3 for my Chrome OS office computer. It offers everything I need and I’m also able to use two displays. This is something you’ll need to consider if thinking about buying the Chromebase.

You do not get the flexibility of adding your own displays as you get with the Chromebox. However, what you do get is a large touchscreen display and a computer that will look great if you like the minimalist look.